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Feb 2016

Everyone knows that coming back to law school is about making new friends, starting afresh with your organisation goals and (actually) attending classes this year. So I didn't write that list. I'm sure you'll read it elsewhere on whatever law school or student blog is trending these days. What I did write is a list of studying tactics, taken from the process of trial and error that was my first year of post-grad law. 

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Feb 2016

So it’s that time of year where we sit and think about who we are, what we did last year and what we can do to become better people this year. I know it's tempting to just continue to be that wonderful arsehole for another year, but we can’t. New Years Resolutions are part and parcel starting the year afresh so to save you the struggle of devising some for yourself, I've gone ahead and helped you out. 

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Jan 2016

It is 8:44am. I sit in my car and take in my surroundings as 9:00am slowly approaches. I watch as a various assortment of people arrive, park their cars, and make their way down to the court.

My first observation is of a white station wagon which parks opposite to me. The doors open, and a typical picture book family - mother, father, and two young children - get out. The girls look unsettled, and the parents both look anxious. I feel incredibly sympathetic for this family. I don’t know what their matter concerns, but nevertheless it didn't sit well to see a family in that kind of distress. 

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06
Dec 2015

We are constantly being told how important networking is. So, you get invited to a networking function and you feel somewhat obliged to go. Your new acquaintances await you. Your first thoughts are, ‘here comes an awkward conversation’ (well, it’s bound to happen at least once).  Not long after you state, ‘I’m a law student!’ the conversation seems to stifle because neither of you know what to say next. How do you combat that? 

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